When it comes to carrying that coveted “Made in America” tag important to a lot of U.S. car buyers, the new Corvette Stingray tops the list … well, along with the Ford F-Series, which I think still puts the C7 in pretty good company as far as respected American nameplates. Both vehicles tied at first place for “Most American-Made” vehicle based on a study by the Kogod School of Business at American University that evaluates the domestic content of vehicles sold in the United States.
I really need to dial up one of these professional driving schools to see if they’d be up for whipping me around a track in a C7 with a more experienced driver at the helm. As much as I love being behind the wheel myself, I certainly realize there are a lot of people more qualified to give me a better feel of what the new Corvette is really capable of.
The next time I hear someone say, “You never really see famous people driving Corvettes in Hollywood,” I’m going to pull this photo up on my phone and say, “really?” In fact, I might even print out a few copies and send them to a couple of Ferrari dealerships in Los Angeles. I’d bet that would stir up conversations around those espresso machines.
If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you know I have a soft spot for our American troops … always have and always will. That said, whenever I come across anything our Veterans are doing in the world of Corvettes, I’m going to do my best to let others know about it on this forum. The most recent news I’ve come across is an event called “All Corvette Cruise Nights” put on by the CT Military Corvette Club (CMCC), which is made up of prior and current military members.
There’s something about seeing this thing in its natural state without all that computer-generated crap used to enhance photos. Then again, maybe it’s just my own personal pet peeve in knowing how computer-enhanced images can make some things look a lot nicer than they are in real life. Don’t get me wrong, I love all those studio shots General Motors released last week of the new 2015 Convertible Z06. They’ve been creating quite a buzz, but seeing that blue topless Z06 on the stand at the 2014 New York International Auto Show really brings it to life.